Muscatine County Iowa
Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 647
LOUIS MILLER, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Muscatine; born in Bavaria, Germany, Feb. 27, 1827; came to Muscatine Co. in the spring of 1853. Married Miss C. Smaltz, in 1861; she was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 4, 1840; they have four children--Louis, Henry, Edward and Victoria. Mr. Miller enlisted in the 35th Regt., Co. C, I. V. I., Aug. 15, 1862, and served till the close of the war; was at the siege of Vicksburg, Pleasant Hill, Jackson, Spanish Fort, Nashville, and in most of the battles of his regiment. Member of the Catholic Church; Republican.
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